At 4:00 p.m. sharp, the team assembled amidst considerable fanfare from a massive group of friends, family and former team members! After a round of prayer and the loading of all the gear, we successfully counted off and loaded the GCC shuttles to begin our journey to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Special thanks to Dan and Karen Kagarise, who drove us to the airport and negotiated all the Chicago traffic, and who will also be picking us back up when we land.
Thanks as well for all of you who will be joining us on the blog throughout this journey! Your thoughts and prayers mean so much already, and we look forward to keeping you posted!